boxer shorts

noun (used with a plural verb)

men's loose-fitting undershorts with an elastic waistband.

Origin of boxer shorts

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called boxers. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boxer shorts

  • He clomped down the stairs with his cane, wearing a pair of boxer-shorts and rubber slippers.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for boxer shorts

boxer shorts

pl n

men's underpants shaped like shorts but having a front openingAlso called: boxers
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